EWA National Seminar: Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline
This week we're catching up on sessions from EWA's 66th National Seminar, held at Stanford University. We asked journalists who attended to contribute posts, and today's guest blogger is Scott Travis of South Florida's Sun Sentinel. Stream any session from National Seminar in your browser, or subscribe via RSS or iTunes.
Racist people are no longer a problem in the American education system, but racism still is, according to an Education Writers Association seminar panelist.
It’s racism that’s implicit, not explicit, that plays a big factor in so many black children being sent from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse, Philip Goff, an assistant professor of social psychology at UCLA, told attendees.
“No longer is it the case where a large segment of the population will tell you, ‘I don’t like this group of people,’ and it’s not that people are learning to hide their feelings,” said Goff, who was speaking from his office via Skype. “Prejudice is going away.